Carlos Marmol has lost his job

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Darn. Mere hours after I started a push to get closer implosions called “Marmols,” the new stat’s namesake loses his job.  David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com reports:

I guess they go with, who, Rafael Dolis?  That’s kind of scary given his low strikeout rate, but I’m not sure that they have any better options.

Braves sign veteran right-hander Tomlin to minor league deal

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The Atlanta Braves have signed right-hander Josh Tomlin to a minor league contract with an invitation to the team’s major league camp.

The 34-year-old Tomlin, who was released by Milwaukee on Wednesday, had a 6.14 ERA in 32 games, including nine starts, with Cleveland in 2018. Tomlin was 61-53 with a 4.77 ERA in nine seasons with the Indians.

Tomlin was 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA in five games with the Brewers this spring after joining the team on a minor league deal.

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